Ontario announces short-list for
TORONTO – eHealth Ontario and
Infrastructure Ontario have announced the three companies short-listed
to submit proposals for a chronic disease management system that will be
used initially to establish a Diabetes Registry for Ontarians and an
eHealth Portal framework.
The three short-listed companies are:
• CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants Inc.
• TELUS Health Solutions GP
• xwave, a Division of Bell Aliant Regional Communications, LP
The companies were selected based on their experience, their product and
its ability to be implemented quickly for use by healthcare
professionals, and their financial capacity to deliver a healthcare IT
project of this size and complexity. The short-listed companies will be
invited to respond to a request for proposals (RFP) later this fall.
“Diabetes management is one our top clinical priorities since we know
that more than 900,000 people in Ontario have diabetes and this number
is expected to grow to 1.2 million by next year,” said Rob Devitt,
eHealth Ontario’s Interim President and CEO. “I would like to thank the
vendors who demonstrated an interest in this project and I look forward
to the next stages of this process.”
The online Diabetes Registry is part of Ontario’s Diabetes Strategy to
improve health outcomes for the growing number of Ontarians living with
diabetes and reduce healthcare costs. It will be an interactive,
real-time information system designed to track the care of diabetes
patients in Ontario against evidence-based guidelines. It will track the
dates of important tests and lab results to help clinicians and patients
better manage their care.
The companies responded to a request for qualifications (RFQ) issued
this summer. Following a process that involved demonstrations and
reviews by evaluation committees, the three short-listed companies were
eHealth Ontario plays the leading role in harnessing technology and
innovation to improve patient care, safety, and access in support of the
government’s health strategy. The organization published its first
ehealth strategy in March 2009, which is focused on providing a
comprehensive, patient focused, secure and private electronic system.
eHealth Ontario will drive the transformation of Ontario’s healthcare
system, building toward an electronic health record for all Ontarians by
Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to managing some
of the province’s larger and more complex infrastructure renewal
projects – ensuring they are delivered on time and on budget.
for more information.
Posted October 22, 2009